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" finally leaking out this morning. new details about the chaos in the moments before navy s.e.a.l.s ambushed an killed osama bin laden. >>> power less. hundreds of thousands still without power days after hurricane isaac ripped through the gulf coast as the army corps of engineers tried to figure out whether the levees in new orleans actually made the flooding outside the city worse. >>> and tom cruise's block bluster, "vanity fair" reporting this morning the church of scientology auditioned potential wives for tom cruise before katie holmes was in the picture. the startling claims about cruise and the church today, the startling claims about cruise and the church today, sunday, september 2nd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. and welcome to "today." i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolf. "no easy day" not out until tuesday, yet we're learning so much more about it. we've known the broad outline of the frenzied moments leading up to the raid. we haven been told the exact details. they're starting to come out. >> we're seeing excerpts from the book wr
mccarthy will drop by. he started some of the most popular films of the '80s like "pretty in pink" and "st. elmo's fire." he's going to talk about the amazing journey he has had since then. a big fan? >> huge, huge. do you know his first big break? >> no. >> we'll tell you later. >> you are such a big tease, carl. >>> we will preview tonight's emmy awards as well. >>> we'll begin this morning in afghanistan. the troop surge over there is now over leaving 68,000 soldiers in the war zone, but violence continues to rage in that country. our lester holt is in kabul. the last time were you in the region was almost two years ago. does it feel like the situation there has improved in any way? >> reporter: you know, you don't necessarily get the feel but the numbers will tell you that the nato has trained up over 300,000 afghan security forces. what has changed the surge officially ended on friday. that 33,000 number of troops who were brought in late 2009 into 2010 was now brought down and they're back to the original number of 68,000 u.s. forces here in the country. the thing that struc
on this breaking story in just a moment. also a bit later i'll sit down with u.s. service people, both men and women to talk about what life is really like here in the danger zone. >>> and then, lester, arnold schwarzenegger is talking about the affair that ended his marriage. the actor turned california governor is spilling it ought in an auto biography. he also admits to having a fling with a costar. >>> plus, an unusual kind of discipline, a father posts a photo of his 3-year-old daughter wearing a sign where she confesses to having a kind of accident that toddlers have. is it wrong to share these kinds of images online? hear what some parents are saying. >>> getting back to policy overseas, lester, you just returned from the part of the country -- you're still there, but you returned from the part where the insider attack occurred. what are troops saying about it over there? >> yeah, i was in the east part of the country here looking at special operation forces now partnering with their afghan partners. there were afghan commandos alongside american commandos, live weapons fire. they s
with the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya. this as violent demonstrations rage outside the embassy in cairo yet again. >>> royal uproar. a french magazine publishes photos of the duchess of cambridge sunbathing topless at a private french villa. this morning the palace is furious saying kate is being hounded by the press like princess diana. >>> and giddy-up. it is the hottest song in dance on the planet. psy's "gangnam style." ♪ and his fans have packed our plaza ready to dance with the fan himself friday, september 14th, 2012. >>> from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie and david, as they say in korean -- >> how you doing? >> what language is that? >> i'm david gregory. matt has the morning off. >> you didn't say it. >> probably a good thing. take a look at this crowd. we knew psy's song was popular. this is unbelievable. every day is a philosophy of life, dancing, that's it. >> sunday it's "meet the press" and friday it's invis
, everyone. president obama this morning condemned the overnight attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed american ambassador chris stevens along with three american members of his staff. a senior defense official tells nbc news there is no indication that any u.s. marines are among the dead or wounded. anti-american protesters have also gathered for a second day outside the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt. the protests in both countries were apparently triggered by a privately produced american video that denounces islam. president obama has ordered increased security for u.s. diplomats around the world. >>> the white house says president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu reaffirmed their commitment to keep iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. the two leaders spoke by hour by phone. netanyahu has been urging the u.s. and other nations to set what he called clear red lines for iran. >>> chicago's school system is at a standstill for a third day as the teachers union and school district negotiators failed to reach an agreement tuesday night. the union says a dea
mean bad news for passenger. with american airlines in bankruptcy, u.s. airways is aggressively pushing for a merger to merge delta. >> this is good for consumers, it's good for employees for both companies. >> reporter: be a american merger with u.s. airways could resemble others. continental merged with northwest and air tran with delta and it's possible, say, experts, that ticket prices could rise again. now u.s. airways denies that saying a merger would create only more options and u.s. airways has always struck behind-the-scenes deals with american labor unions that are better than what american has. can you see now why american pilots may not be so happy. willie, back to you. >> tom costello back in washington for us. thanks so much. >> a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, savannah and willie. good morning, everyone. the u.s. troop surge in afghanistan is over as the last of the additional 33,000 soldiers sent over there in 2009 has now left the war zone. 68,000 u.s. troops remain in afghanistan.
many say history is repeating itself with shades of princess diana. >>> and that "'70s show." she had the democratic faithful swooning at their convention. but more than 40 years earlier, jennifer granholm went looking for love on the dating game. what she's saying about the latest viral video today saturday, september 15th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm kate snow. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. >> been a while since you've been up this early in the morning. >> i set the alarm for 3:00 a.m. >> first time you've been up at this hour on a weekend in the studio. nice to have you here. >> thanks for having me. we have a lot coming up. that crude film about islam has set off protests around the world. now a california man said to be behind it was brought in for questioning. >> officials say he's not under arrest, but they want to know if he violated his probation on bank fraud charges by going online. we'll get a live report in just a moment. >>> also ahead, a ver
. anti-american protesters attack a u.s. consulate in libya and the embassy in cairo, egypt. this after a controversial film ignites a wave of violence. this morning, libyan officials tell nbc news that the u.s. ambassador to libya is dead along with three others. we're live in cairo. >>> high expectations. apple unveiling its newest version of the iphone today. what are the new features? how much will it cost? and can it keep apple on top of the smartphone game? >>> and life after murder. the first images of scott peterson on death row at san quentin prison for the murder of his pregnant wife and unborn child. we'll talk to the journalist given ray access inside the notorious prison today, wednesday, september 12th, 2012. nbc-universal television captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1 ak-in rockefeller, plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. we're followinging breaking news that the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others are
at the german and british embassies and in jordan a demonstration at the u.s. embassy as outrage sparked by an anti-islam film erupts over the islamic world and four people have arrested in connection with the vicious attack on the u.s. consulate that killed four americans earlier this week. the last two americans killed in that attack have now been identified as former navy s.e.a.l.s who worked at the consulate. meantime this morning in kenya, police say they have settled a potentially major terror attack planned by a group linked to al qaeda. >>> after criticizing president obama's response to the violence overseas, mitt romney refocuses on the economy today as he campaigns in ohio. meanwhile, the president is greeting u.s. olympic and paralympic athletes at the white house. on tuesday he'll attend a fund-raiser in new york hosted by pop stars beyonce and jay-z. >>> new york city has enacted the nation's first ever ban on sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. mayor michael bloomberg blasted high-calorie drinks for the role in the american obesity epidemic, but the large dr
, unexpected journey, is going to be in theaters on december 14th, isn't it? >> yes, it s all, of course, based on the children's book written by jrr tollkien about a hobbit named bilbo baggins and his quest to find a treasure. >> a trailer and we are going to watch a little bit of it, aren't we? >> yes. yes. we are going to be having a to been east. >> far to the east lies a solitary peak, dwarfs are determined to reclaim their homeland. >> i'm surrounded by dwarfs, what are they doing here? >> merely gathering. >> so this is the hobbit? >> you asked me to find the 14th member of this cabinet. i have chosen mr. baggins. >> me? no. no. no. >> we will seize this chance to take back elabor. >> where are you off to? >> i'm going on an adventure. >> enduring for a reason. people love it. ann curry is going to go to new zealand to cover the premiere for the "today" show and for "rock center." >> and that story is going to be broken up into three films. they are going to stretch that. >> a billion bucks. >> out. all righty, patty millet, we had such a reaction yesterday. >> sorry, your interview did
>>> good morning. breaking news. now yemen, protesters stormed the u.s. embassy there this morning amid a new wave of anti-american protests in the middle east. this after that deadly violence at the u.s. consulate in libya. this morning, questions about whether that was a spontaneous uprising or a coordinated terror atta. >>> who is -- the police officer caught on camera grabbing a 77-year-old woman from her car after a traffic stop. >> get out of the car, lady! >> but did her behavior moments earlier leave the officer with no other choice? >>> and ryan seacrest talks to justin bieber in what could be his most revealing interview yet today, thursday, september 13th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursy morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and we're following breaking news once again this morning. let's take a look at these live images from cairo where security forces are clashing with demonstrators. it's near the u.s. embassy and it's happening for a second straight day. this after angry proteste
preplanned by foreign elements as the u.s. beefs up security today and embassies worldwide there is a deadly attack in afghanistan and tensions ratchet up this morning between israel and iran. >>> putting up a great front, the duke and duchess of cambridge keep a stiff upper lip duringn overseas trip as their lawyers get set to go to court to keep more topless photos of the duchess from being published. >>> and happy birthday to us. "weekend today" turns 25 years old and this morning we're looking back at 25 years of breaking news. >> saddam hussein was hanged -- >> treks around the world -- >> good morning from shanghai. >> and, of course, good times. >> go "weekend today." >> and many of your favorite co-hosts are back to take a stroll down memory lane. today, sunday, september 16, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester hold. >> we are happy. >> that's quite a wide shot there. all have helped make this program the last 25 years waking up early on the weekends to bring you the day's top stories
>>> good morning. breaking news. an insider attack kills a u.s. service member in afghanistan. it comes just days after the u.s. said joint operations were returning to normal. we're live in kabul. >>> total recall -- arnold schwarzenegger opens up about his life and an on set fling and the affair that ended his marriage. hear why the govern nator is rae velg it all. >>> and cute or cruel? a dad post this is picture of his 3-year-old daughter online after she goes to the bathroom in the shower. did he go too far? parents weigh in on both sides. "today," sunday, september 30, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning 0, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester toelt reporting from afghanistan. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. lester, nice to see you. only two days after joint operations between american and afghan forces were set to be returning to normal, there was another deadly attack yesterday. >> jenna, good to see you as well. yes, the death toll here has climbed steadily in recent months following attacks by afghan army and police ag
preplanned. the u.s. beefs up protection at embassies nearby, tensions rachet up between israel and iran. >>> the duke and duchess of cambridge keep a stiff upper lip during an overseas trip as their lawyers go to court to keep more topless photos of the royals from being published. >>> and happy birthday to us. weekend today turns 25 years old. this morning, we're looking back at 25 years of news. >>> tracks from around the world and, of course, good times. >> go, weekend today! >> and many of your favorite co-hosts are back to stay a stole down memory lane. today is sunday, september 16th, stole down memory lane. today is sunday, september 16th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolf. may i just say happy 25th anniversary. we are so thrilled to have a distinguished group of folks with us here in studio 1a this morning. >> that's quite a wide shot. all these people have helped make this show what it is over the past 25 years, waging up early to bring you this show
but they have a big mess to clean up. nearby, the u.s. open suspended play and fans streamed out of the tennis center to escape the potential danger. farther out of new jersey, rutgers football fans ran for cover. the size of the storm caught weather experts offguard. >> it was way off, about seven, eight times average the number of reports. stormed occurred ahead of a cold front spanning from canada to gulf of mexico. >> reporter: pockets of destruction as far south as fairfax, virginia. a dozen people were hurt and four hospitalized as hundreds ran for cover in prince georges county, maryland. these are not the classic wedge tornadoes you see in the plains, a mile wild. these were small, especially near breezy point. widest point of 50 feet. to be honest, it was smaller, no less terrifying. >> recommend >> reynolds wolf with the weather channel, thank you. >>> we were talking about weather. now we're going to turn to politics and the race for white house, mitt romney and president obama are pounding the street across the nation. david gregory got a chance to sit down with romney on saturday
. . >>> good good morning. breaking news. under arrest this morning in connection with the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya. this as violent demonstrations rage outside the embassy in cairo yet again. royal uproar. french magazine published photos of the duchess of cambridge topless at a private french villa. they're saying kate is being hounded by the press like princess diana. >>> and giddyup. it's the hottest song and dance on the planet. psy gangham-style. >> and his fans have packed our plaza ready to get -- friday, september 14, 2012.3 c1 welcome on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. i'm here with david gregory. >> how you doin? >>> i'm david gregory matt has the morning off. this is unbelievable. i know. sunday on "meet the press," is this a horse dance by david gregory. people started camping out by 5:00 a.m. the line is down to fifth avenue, down several blocks. the superstar psy will take to the stage and perform that. the wild dance moves gangham-style. everyone is doing the horse dance today. we can't stop. i was in the dressing room like practicing this all morning. >>
're witnessing, lester. >> tamron, indeed it is. the surge troops are gone. 68,000 u.s. soldiers remain. trying to get the afghan troops ready to take control of their country and the fight. how is that effort going? i'll have much more in just a moment. >>> and new details are emerging about actor johnny lewis. police say the "sons of anarchy" star killed his landlord before falling to his death. we'll look at his downward spiral and hear from people who tried to help him as his life was spinning out of control. >>> also, we'll talk with alana stewart. the former model is coming to terms with her past in her new memoir. she talks openly about her famous ex-husbands george hamilton and rod stewart and losing her best friend farrah fawcett. we'll talk with her in our next hour. >>> but first, lester, you've been on the ground now for a week. what is your sense that the troops -- or what are they telling you? what have you seen? >> i've had a pretty exciting several days, managed to get on the battlefield several days in a row. talked to the troops who still remain confident in their mission of t
school. let's show the nation what we are all about. u.a.'s 15 minutes of fame is just a tweet away. >> that is really, really well done. all right. >> wow. we have a lot of them coming in. we are going to show you more as we go. >> okay. >> by the way, ms. fancy, i don't know if you're aware, but "people" magazine does something every year and they come out with their best dressed list. and for women -- >> over 50. >> at any age. which includes a lot. here you are. kathie lee is on the beautiful -- the best dressed every age. christie brinkley. gayle king. kim catrell and ann curry. wow. >> i just want to thank michael khors. i was wearing his dress. that's very nice. >> isn't that sweet? >> look who's in the 40s. >> you know what's sad? it had the 50s, which i still am, but they didn't put me in that. they put me in the "at any age." >> so there's a rumor out there. i feel my age today. got to do a shoutout to neil sedaka and his beautiful wife leva have been married for 50 years. want to go to memory lane with this. ♪ i love i love i love michal encar girl ♪ here they are. pr
i said, september 2012. today will be in the 80s, summer hanging out. that's what i like. and wanda sykes hanging out. you're going to help out in this hour since savannah is down in north carolina. i'm curious why you didn't jump in and help us with the vulture and things like that. >> well, i like my eyes. i like to see and wolves, i'm a little nervous because i think a friend of mine picked up a stray and i think it's a wolf. >> you're thinking it's a dog? >> thinking it's a dog. i have to talk to her. >> have you called her recently? >> i call, the wolf answers the phone, "she's busy." >> especially if it's wearing a grandma outfit. >> you're going to co-host with us in this hour, which we're looking forward to. >> the first segment she's going to help us on is the e-buzz. we're going to get the inside scoop of everything hot in hollywood, kim kardashian. she's going to be revealing makeup secrets in a new gig with katie holmes. >> do you eat well when you're on the go? >> i try to, which means no. >> you're not a healthy snacker? >> no, no, i like chips, anything salty. >> frit
muhammad. many here do not support the violent attack here in benghazi that resulted in the death of the u.s. am bbassadorambassador. think they this -- they think that overstepped the line. >> richard, set the scene for what happened yesterday in libya. >> reporter: first it began here in cairo. a demonstration turned agitated as demonstrators scaled these 20-foot walls behind me, got into the u.s. embassy here at cairo, tried to take down, did take down the u.s. flag and put up a black islamic banner. they did this because they were offended by an internet movie that an egyptian cleric was discussing here on local television, and that was rallying people and was offending the sensibilities of this particular community. after the demonstration here and after they managed to pull down the flag in the embassy here in cairo, a smaller group of armed demonstrators in benghazi, libya, attacked with force the consulate there. they stormed it with machine guns, with rocket propelled grenades, with homemade grenades and managed to set the consulate on fire. what appears to be a coincidence, althoug
. >>> more than one-third of returning u.s. combat veterans deal with some type of mental health issue. president obama is asking the department of affairs to expand suicide prevention efforts. he made the announcement friday at the troops at ft. bliss on the second anniversary of the end of combat operations in iraq. >>> the pentagon is threatening to file criminal charges against the retired navy s.e.a.l. who wrote "no easy day," but the lawyer for mark owen has written to the pentagon, saying his client did everything by the book to make sure he wouldn't disclose any secrets or put his former comrades at risk. the book gives a firsthand account of the mission that took out bin laden at his compound in pakistan. it is due for release on september the 4th. >>> and finally, we leave you with a breathtaking view of eastern china. a number of photographers traveled to one of the highest points on the coast to take pictures of a landscape enveloped in fog. it lasted for more than three hours before burning off. very beautiful indeed. and that is the news. now it's back to lester, jenna an
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the guard bureau, the air national guard, the governors, the tags, the u.s. air force, the department of defense, and the congress. >> what about priorities over the -- over the rest of your tenure? more strategically? >> transition to a peacetime air force is major concern of mine. i think as we draw down in afghanistan, the air force will probably remain a little longer. maybe than some of the other services will just to support the activity on the ground. isr, command and control. quick response capabilities to response troops in contact if that should be a problem and help provide the security we'll stay in the country a longer longer than other portions will. but the transition will be interesting because we haven't been one for 20 years and our people aren't sure how to act in that environment. 90% of them haven't known anything but deployments to the middle east and this is going to be a change for us. it will be is very interesting transition period i think and it's complicated by the need to modernize. our fleet is aging fairly dramatically. there's no secret about that. we'v
in a live report straight ahead. >>> also, a significant strategy change for the u.s. military in afghanistan following the killings of four american soldiers there. we're going to go live to richard engel in kabul. >>> then on a lighter note, is there already some trouble brewing between the new judges on "american idol"? ryan seacrest will be here to tell us about that. >>> and then later, a live concert from grammy winner pink. >> i see the umbrellas, but pink said to me she is waterproof. let's begin with the breaking news. the magazine that first published the topless photos of the duchess of cambridge ordered to turn them over immediately and face possible criminal charges. nbc's michelle kosinski is in paris. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this is a very fast, very complete courtroom victory for william and kate against that french magazine called "closer," that last week published the photos of will and kate sunbathing topless in the south of france. the french court gave them everything their lawyers have asked for, stopping all publication of
it will be a category 1 tomorrow when it passes east of the island. here in the u.s., swimmers are kept close to shore due to the danger for bigger waves and strong rip currents. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing near nato headquarters in kabul today. the huge explosion killed six civilians, including children. the attack came a day after the united states said it was designating the haqqani network, blamed for a number of high-profile attacks on western and afghan targets in kabul, a terrorist organization. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is back in washington, d.c., after being treated at the mayo clinic in arizona. jackson is spending the weekend resting at home with his wife and children. the 47-year-old began medical leave in early june. he is likely to be back at work on monday when congress returns from its summer recess. >>> and lots of kids get their hair cut so they look really good when they go back to school. however, in china, four brothers who are quadruplets had their hair cut so that their teachers could identify them. so, the kids now sport th
cairo where security forces are clashing with demonstrators. it's near the u.s. embassy and it's happening for a second straight day. this after angry protesters made it on to the grounds of the embassy in yemen's capital city overnight. >> there are reports that the perimeter of the compound there was breached and american flags burned. but we're told order has now been restored at the embassy in yemen. meantime, a u.s. warship has now arrived off the libyan coast. a second is expected to arrive in the coming days. and overnight, president obama called the presidents of both libya and egypt to talk about the response to the violence there. >> meanwhile, flags flying at half-staff at u.s. government buildings around the world for the four victims of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya, including ambassador chris stevens. >>> and there is political fallout as well. mitt romney taking heat from members of his own party for his criticism of the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo following the initial demonstration there. this morning, we'll hear what president oba
top stories. natalie morales is at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning. >>> u.s. troop surge in afghanistan is over as the last of the additional 33,000 soldiers sent there in 2009 has now left the war zone. 68,000 u.s. troops remain in afghanistan. >>> the white house is classifying the attack on the embassy in libya as a terrorist attack. president obama said extremists capitalized on outrage sparked by that anti-islam video. the incident is now under investigation but intelligence officials believe it was a planned attack in the guise of a protest. >>> james holmes shaved off the orange hair. they are arguing over a notebook he sent to a psychiatrist before the shooting. >>> a potential hostage in a downtown office complex. officials reportedly trying to negotiate with a man that carried a gun with two duffle bags with unknown contents. >>> the space shuttle heads from edwards air force base to los angeles. a special flyover for mark kelly in tucson who looked on in amazement with congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> and do you love honey boo boo and wish your child had a
improved access to war victims. the u.s. said 1,000 refugees fled in august, the highest number since the uprising against assad began 17 months ago. >>> wall street is getting back to work after the long labor day weekend. cnbc's mandy drury at the stock exchange is for us. good morning, mandy. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. this is a big week for the market. a lot happening thursday, bold action from the european bank as the debt crisis really does drag on there. as of this friday, that's when our own big u.s. job support comes out. there's even some traders out there hoping for a weak number of jobs created, because that might trigger more stimulus from the u.s. central banks. those are some of the things we're watching. natalie, back to you. >> lots of headlines. we'll be watching. mandy drury at the new york stock exchange. thanks. >>> a tractor driver stage add one-man demolition derby, smashing his big machine into a row of cars and trucks. he was quickly swarmed by other drivers who roughed him up a bit before police arrived to the rescue. they arrested him, as you see, f
multi-surface. s.c. johnson, a family company. >>> the new film "won't back down" stars maggie gyllenhaal as a single mother turned activist who fights for better education for her daughter. >> to make that happen, she has a unique proposal for one of the school's teachers. take a look. >> i'm sorry if you're, like, the only person who actually says what she's going to do around here. >> i'm sorry. >> you want to start a school with me? >> what? >> wow. >> wow. >> viola davis, right? she's so, so brilliant. when you play a mom who's from a lower-class neighborhood who's just sick and tired of her kids sort of being the victim of this awful school system, which i'm sure a lot of people watching this can connect to. >> yeah, she's, you know, she's in the position that i think no mother should have to be in in this country where she, you know, her daughter's in a failing school and she's at the end of the line. there's nobody who can help her. her daughter's dyslexic, yeah. even if she weren't, i think it's just, in this case, it's -- in the case of the movie, it's really a school
. >>> also, new details on a case that gripped the nation in the '70s. you'll probably remember it. a former green beret and doctor convicted of killing his pregnant wife and their two daughters. jeffrey macdonald's story was made famous by the best selling book and tv movie "fatal vision." for 42 years he has maintained his innocence and is now hoping new dna evidence can clear his name. we'll have more on that story. >>> on a much, much lighter note. it was a big weekend for korean pop sensation psy following his live performance on the plaza on friday. i leave for one day and look what happens out there. >> i was going to say. matt, you weren't here because you were worried your invisible horse dance wasn't up to snuff >> i was worried that i would have to do that and i watched some video of you guys doing that. meanwhile, he had a very big appearance. >> made a surprise appearance on "snl" and his single has climbed to number one on the itunes chart. this morning, as prompted, he will have a special message for his fans. >> get to that a little later on, take a breath and start with the
point to u.s. growth in the fourth quarter. that's a lot of iphone sales. the new iphone released eight years tomorrow. we're looking forward tomorrow. >> amanda drury at theew york stock exchange, thank you. >>> the presumptive lead of china has not been seen publicly for more than a week. just last wednesday he scheduled a meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton was cancelled, coming after once in a decade transfer of power that would put him at china's helm. the chinese government has not given any updates oruche's health or whereabouts. >>> a pungent stench across california has officials looking for the source of the stink. the stench wafted 150 miles thanks to stormy weather. >>> and it was a night for the history books as andy murray became the first british man in 76 years to win a grand slam singles championship beating novak djokovic in a marathon five-set match at the u.s. open file that lasted nearly five hours, and andy murray is going to be joining us a little bit later on here this morning to tell us how he's feeling this morning. >>> and the man who swept the pre
will pilot. >> the navy s.e.a.l. book "no easy day" about the raid that killed osama bin laden spoke out for the first men. the s.e.a.l. calling himself mark owen appeared with his face and voice disguised and appeared moments after his team shot osama bin laden. >> after osama bin laden is wounded. he's still moving, you shot him twice? >> four times. >> did you recognize him? >> no. everybody thinks it's like, you know it's him? no. to us at that time it could be anybody. maybe this was another brother, a bodyguard. it doesn't matter. the point is to just continue clearing. >> the s.e.a.l. says his team was instructed to capture or kill the terror leader saying that they were not there to carry out an assassination. he said that they had to fatally shoot bin laden because they could not see if he had a weapon in his hands. >>> a police officer part of president obama's motorcade escort in a florida trip on sunday died after being struck by a pickup truck. the president did not see the accident but said their thoughts and prayers are with the officer's family. >>> and silliam captured h
in the 70s today. perfect blue sky, and a nice crowd. i forgot to mention, and a nice crowd of people gathered here as well. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker. savannah has been acting as our guest deejay all morning. >> yes. >> and listening to some songs off her play list, and tomorrow, by the way, it's your time. >> that's right. i can't remember any of my songs. >> how did you do it in. >> used the most frequently played. >> i think we're listening to one of them. >> oh, no, this is mine. >> sorry. the smiths, you guys a big smith fan? >> my mer's maiden name is smith. >> i had every single record back in the '80s. nothing about me. >> meanwhile, kids are back in school. that means your lives are probably more hectic than ever. could also mean that you need to find really simple basic but healthy and good tasting snacks and dinners. coming up, we're going to share the best tasting packaged foods on the market. >> all right. and longtime viewers of the show know that both of you are kind of germophobes. is that fair to say? >> a little overblown. >> don't turn
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